Instant Curriculum Over 750 Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities for Busy Teachers of Young Children

ISBN-10: 0876590024
ISBN-13: 9780876590027
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

"The Instant Curriculum was an instant classic when it was first published almost 25 years ago. This new edition is completely revised and features over 350 all-new activities! This classic resource is a must-have for preschool teachers, and it has activities for every area of the curriculum, including language and literacy, math, science, dramatic play and music and movement. The focus on concepts and skills provides a flexible format to strengthen skill areas for one child or the entire group.

Introduction
Bringing the Inside Out-Self-Expression Through Art
Drawing
Drawing Tools
Drawing Surfaces
Crayon Melt
Doodli-Do
Good Graffiti
Meat Tray Art
Buttermilk Drawings
Sugar Water Drawings
Scented Markers
Seurat Dots
Wet Sand Drawings
Magnifying Glass Assistance
Painting
Scratch-and-Sniff Paint
Fingerpaint and Fingerpaint Relief
Splatter Painting
Cotton Swab Painting
Textured Painting
Bubble Painting
Deodorant Bottle Painting
Spray Painting
Roller Painting
Squirt Bottle Painting
Gadget Painting
Sponge Painting
Feather Painting
Epsom Salt Paint
Icing Paint
Puff Paint
Salt Paint
Designs
Fingerpaint Baggies
Marble Prints
Car Tracks
Straw Blowing
Glue Drop Designs
Shaker Art
Absorption Designs
Mobiles
Rubbings
Sand Designs I
Sand Designs II
Mondrian Masterpieces
Template Designs
Stained Glass Windows
More Stained Glass Windows
Rock Salt Designs
Prints
Cookie Cutter Prints
Gadget Printing
Bubble Prints I
Bubble Prints II
Sponge Prints
Blotto Prints I
Blotto Prints II
Hand Mural
Hand Wreaths
Fingerprint Creations
Footprints
Collages
Torn Paper Collages
Torn Paper Silhouettes
Tissue Paper Collages
Nature Collages
Confetti Art
Humpty Dumpty Reconstruction
Happy Face Montage
Monochromatic Masterpieces
Shapes on Shapes
Textured Collages
Sculpting and Molding
Papier-Mache
Goop and Gak
Cloud Dough
Playdough Sculpting
Wood Sculpting
Box Sculpting
Stabiles
Sandcastles
Mud Pies
Soap Suds Clay
Foil Sculptures
Art and Crafts Recipes
Bubble Soap
Cloud Dough
Colored Glue
Colored Rock Salt
Epsom Salt Solution
Face Paint/Body Paint
Fingerpaint Recipe #1
Fingerpaint Recipe #2
Fingerpaint Recipe #3
Body Paints
Gak
Goop
Icing Paint
Paints
Papier-Mache Paste
Paste
Playdough Recipe #1
Playdough Recipe #2
Playdough Recipe #3
Puff Paint
Salt Paint
Scented Playdough
Scratch-and-Sniff Paint
Soap Paint
Soapsuds Clay
A Pot, a Pan, and a Wooden Spoon-Cooking
No-Cook Recipes
Milkanilla
Purple Cow Shakes
Baggie Ice Cream
Can Ice Cream
Butter
Sun Salad
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Balls
Friendship Mix
Banana Pudding
Shake-a-Puddin'
Banana Wheels
Candy Mints
Glittery Sugar Mallows
Tooty Fruity
Apple and Carrot Salad
Fruit Sticks
Sandwich Animals
Sandwich Fillings
Toaster Oven/Oven Recipes
Toast Tidbits
Pizza Faces
Bear Claws
Pigs in a Blanket
Refrigerator/Freezer Recipes
Marzipan
Gelatin Jigglers
One-Cup Salad
Party Pops
Hot Plate/Electric Skillet/Popper Recipes
Shooting Stars
Chili Popcorn
Skillet Cookies
Donuts
Grilled Cheese Delights
The Magic of Make Believe-Dramatic Play
Imaginative Play
Prop Boxes
Car Wash
Gas Station
Tent Town
Drive-Throughs
Dinner Is Served
Baby Bathtime
The Nursery
Box House
Box Hideaway
Pantry Match
What's in the Trunk?
Creative Play
Floral Arrangements
My Hat
Mad Hatters
Bakery Goods
Little Designers
Baubles, Beads, Bangles, and Belts
What Is It?
Stocking Snakes
Soft Blocks
Let's Pretend
Expanding Horizons-Language and Literacy
Listening
"Go-fers"
Listening Walk
Sound Canisters
Where's the Sound?
Follow the Sound
Mystery Sounds
Musical Hot and Cold
Gossip
Ears Up
Which Instrument Do You Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear?
The Sound of Silence
I've Got Rhythm
Sound Makers
Taped Directions
I Spy
Listening Stories
Simon Says
Twin Tunes
Listening Tunes
Clapping Names
The Long and the Short of It
Oral Language
Reading Vocabulary
Singing Vocabulary
Word of the Day
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words
Baggie Book Photo Album
Vocabulary Fun
Shopping Fun
Sequencing Concrete Objects
In the Bag
Positional Words
Opposites
Opposites Hunt
Sign Language Vocabulary
Show-and-Tell
Ticklers
Deluxe Show-and-Tell
String a Story
Nursery Rhyme Pantomimes
Magic Mirror
Magic Pebble
Magic Wand
Sally Sad and Harry Happy
Puppet Party
What Do You Know About This?
Posing Questions
Recipe Dictation
Flannel Board Stories
Expanding Story Concepts
Word Police
Phonological Awareness
Hicky Picky Bumblebee
Clapping Words
Silly Sentences
Tongue Twisters
Alliteration Fun
Alliterative Songs
The Sounds of Rain
Onomatopoeia Songs
Name Game
Pick-a-Pair
Rime Time
Rhyme or Reason
Rhyming Game
Fill-In Nursery Rhymes
Rhythmic Nursery Rhymes I
Rhythmic Nursery Rhymes II
Whispered Rhymes
Rhyme in a Can
Say and Touch
Letter Knowledge and Recognition
What's Missing?
Whoops!
What's the Order?
Can You Remember?
Wallpaper Lotto
Alphabetical Order
Which Letter Is Missing?
Gel Bags
Playdough Letters
Pretzel Letters
Thumbprint Letters
Freckle Names
Letter Tracing
Letter Matching
Pair, Think, and Share
Circle the Letter
Letter Tic Tac Toe
Sand Writing
Sand Letters
Finger Writing
Tactile Letters
Tablecloth Lotto
Lucky Letters
Bingo
Scrabble Letters
E-I-E-I-O
Mail Call
Manual ABC's
Print Awareness
Top, Middle, and Bottom
More Top, Middle, and Bottom
Left to Right
Cozy Comics
"Reader Wiggle"
Name Puzzles
Letter Puzzles
String a Letter
Cereal Box Puzzles
Labels
Nametags
Grocery Put Away
Funny Funny Papers
Story Dictation
Experience Charts
Classroom Pen Pals
Rebus Charts
Rebus Treasure Hunt
Rebus Recipes
Nursery Rhyme Fill-Ins
Writing Rhymes
Story Starters
Wordless Books
Baggie Books
Lists
Journal Writing
Pen Pal Buddies
News Events
Comprehension
Story Detectives
True/Not True
Questioning Strategies
Story Map
Word Webs
Story Re-Enactments
Story Pantomime
Action Stories
First Things First-Making Math Meaningful
Free Exploration
Junk Boxes
Naming Attributes
I Spy
Can You Find It?
Tree Tag 1
Tree Tag 2
Hand Match-Up
Descriptive Vocabulary
More Vocabulary
Spatial Relationships
Top, Middle, and Bottom
Little Box Surprises
Inside Outside
Over and Under
Where's the Button?
"Going on a Bear Hunt"
Circle Commands
Twister
Classification
Classmate Classifications
Classification Books
Button Match
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
Eyes Open, Eyes Shut
Classifying Snacks
Classifying by Color
Classifying by Shape
Classifying by Size
Classifying Using Senses Other Than Sight
Open-Ended Classification
Classification Applications
Patterning
People Patterns
Object Patterns
Paper Patterns
Crayon Patterns
Paper Chains
Set Patterns
Block Patterns
Fruit Kabobs
Vertical Patterns
Circular Patterns
Wrap-Around Patterns
Movement Patterns
Musical and Sound Patterns
Cultural Patterns
Environmental Patterns
One-to-One Correspondence
Equal Sets
Unequal Sets
Ordering
Ordering by Height
Ordering by Length
Ordering by Weight
Ordering by Liquid Measurement
Ordering by Position and Size
Ordering by Comparing Sets
Numeration
Math Number Bags
Beanbag Throw
Number Cards
The Shape of Things
Number Clips
Counting Patterns
Pasting Sets
Plates and Clips
Mix It Myself Snack
Piggy Banks
Card Match
Musical Numbers
Circle 'Round the Zero
Number Bingo
My Number Book
Golf Tee Combinations
Living Sets
Washer Drop
Candy Sets
Crunchy Sets
Mud Cakes
And One More
Egg Carton Shake
Target Practice
Subtraction Action
In the Bag
Shapes
Cookie Cutter Shapes
Shape Construction
Playdough Shapes
Shape Hunt
Musical Shapes
Squares and Rectangles
Triangles and Rectangles
Measurement
Linear Measurement
Weight Measurement
Capacity Measurement
Temperature Measurement
Time Measurement
Graphs
Brothers and Sisters
My Favorite Juice
Color of the Day
Popular Pets
More Popular Pets
From Pictorial to Symbolic
How Do I Get to School?
My Favorite Fruit
Let's Vote
Fractions
The Same Amount for Everyone
What Is a Half?
The Universal Language-Music and Movement
Songs
Happy Birthday
Variations of Old-Time Favorites
Different Voices
Sing and Listen
Crescendo
Do As I Do
Circle Songs
Roofs and Windows
Hummin'
"If You're Happy and You Know It" Variations
"Itsy Bitsy Spider" Variations
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" Variations
Singing Discussions
Chants
Who Took the Cookie?
Giant Stomp
"The Flight of the Fairies"
"Oni Woni"
Creative Movement
Giants and Elves
Olympic Streamers
Preschool Fitness
Around the Chairs
Butterfly Wings
Cool Music
Circles to Music
Friendship Circles
Pompoms
Freckles and Stripes
Hi-Low
Ball Roll
"Hey! My Name Is Joe"
"Tooty-Ta"
"Metamorphosis"
Moving Freely
Deejay for the Day
On Stage
Music Makers
Tabletop Band
Leader of the Band
Bottle Maracas
Drum and Sticks
Body Rhythms
Bottle Band
Homemade Music Makers
Dances
Scarf Dancing
Paper Plate Flying
Shadow Dancing
Preschool Limbo
Swish and Sway
Pick Your Partner
Dance, Thumbkin, Dance
Games
Musical Beanbags
Pass the Beanbag
Freeze
Who's That Traipsing on My Bridge?
Cooperative Musical Chairs
Snack Pass
Hopscotch
Paper Chase
Inchworm Race
Building Muscle Mastery-Physical Development
Gross Motor
Obstacle Course
Big Steps, Giant Steps
Hula Hoop Toss
Musical Cues
Mirror Reflections
Amazing Mazes
Blanket Toss
Homemade Balls
Basket Balance
Walk a Crooked Line
Duck Waddles
Spider Walk
Back-to-Back Lifts
Tunnels
Broad Jumps
Ring That Bell
Shovel Pickup
Indoor Croquet
Log Rollers
"The Little Ants"
Fine Motor
Bubbles in My Hand
Balls and Cups
Catch Me If You Can
Liquid Movers
Wire Creations
Easy Cutouts
Nut Sorting
Seed Sorting
Colorful Confetti
Clay Letters
Shaving Cream Designs
Tracing Fun
Tracing Lids
Cookie Cutter Tracing
Cups of Color
Little Ships
Greeting Card Puzzles
Water Transfer
Button Transfer
Torn Paper Creations
Paper Folding
Grass Tug of War
Weaving Variations
Shadow Puppets
Finger Puppets
Me Puzzles
Napkin Folding
Paper Cutting
Button Sweeping
Playdough Fun
The Wonder of Wonder-Science
Air
Sacks of Air
Air Pushers
Air Pusher Experiment
Air Movers
Circle Kites
Bubbles Up
Bubble Machines
Floaters and Droppers
When the Wind Blows
Air Conditioning Hoops
Helicopters
Raisin Elevators
Sound: What We Hear When Air Moves
Water
Liquid
Solid
Evaporation (Gas)
Diffusion
Insoluble Substances
Force and Motion
Force
Friction: Resistance to Motion
Gravitation: Force That Attracts
Magnetism: Another Kind of Force
Simple Tools
Pulleys
Water Transfer
Filter Catch
Kitchen Tools
Easy Movers
Light and Color
Color Shadows
Playdough Color Mixing
Color Tubes
Rose-Colored Glasses
Color Mixer
Shadow Puppets
Guess Who?
Sun Art
Rainbows
Strobe Light
Me and My Shadow
Sundial
Scattered Light
Mirror Magic
Mirror Drawing
Periscopes
Lemon Juice Magic
Weather and Seasons
"The Weather Song"
Cloud Watch
Wind Walk
Rain Gauge
Shadow Tracing
Season Walks
Seasonal Trees
Spotlight on Seasons
Seasonal Observation Bottles
Senses
The Eyes Have It
What's for Snack?
Sound Makers
Taste Test
Tactile Temperatures
Hot and Cold
Sounds Abound
Puffs of Smell
The Nose Knows
A World of Scents
Scented Bubbles
Sensory Alert
Change of State
Stone Soup
Ice Meltdown
Soda Fizz
Gelatin Jigglers
Plants
Nature Bracelets
Tire Garden
Vegetable Garden
Hairy Larry
Grocery Bag Leaves
Leaves-All Sizes, All Shapes
Leaf Rubbings
Treasure Hunt
Window Garden
Egg Carton Planters
Mini-Terrariums
Little Sprouts
Sweet Potato Vines
What's a Nut?
Natural Dyes
Animals
Feed the Birds
Bird Bath
Pinecone Bird Feeders
Looking Loops
Ant Watch
Ant Helpers
Bug Bottles
Animal Habitats
Who Lives Where?
Feathers, Fur, Scales, and Shells
Animal Homes
Mothers and Babies
Insect Body Parts
Everyone's a Piece of the Puzzle-Social Studies
Feeling Good About Me
I Am Special
My Name Means a Lot
Accentuate the Positive
V.I.P. Treasure Chest
Artist of the Week
Responsibility Roster
Responsibility Straws
Understanding and Controlling Emotions
My Feelings
Happy and Sad
Feeling
Face to Face
My Family
Family Portrait
Family Tree
Names for Relatives
Classroom "Concerts"
Sharing and Cooperating
Tips for Taking Turns
Pass It Along
Tips for Sharing
Participating and Contributing
Classroom Quilt
Trash Truck
Litter Brigade
Sidewalk Art Sale
Likenesses and Differences
International Feast
Home, Sweet Home
There Is More Than One Way
See, Touch, and Hear
Goodbye, Adios, and Sayonara
Community Workers and Friends
Career Prop Boxes
Job Fair
Small Mall
Senior Citizens' Day
Concepts of Time
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Tomorrow Box
Growing Up
Bygones
Morning, Noon, and Night
Environmental Awareness
Use and Reuse
Recycled Products
Clothes Corner
Pen Pals
Crayon Conservation
Sandbox Tools
Re-Bow
Recycled Soap
Bits and Pieces
Rainwater Recycle
Rainbow Bottles
A Tree From Me
Health and Safety
Safety Rituals
A Healthy Song
Cross-Lateral Brain Energizers
Breathe Deeply
Thirsty Brains Can't Think
Homemade Toothpaste
Squeaky Clean
Food Group Pyramid
Paper Plate Food Collage
Heartbeats
Traffic Lights
Stop Signs
Stop, Look, and Listen
Stop, Drop, and Roll
Preparing for the Future-Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Arm Stretchers
Two Parts, Three People!
How Many People in Your Family?
What Can You Do With This?
What Will Go in This?
Water Brigade
Follow the Arrows
Ping-Pong Races
Where's the Birdie?
Wacky Wednesday
Is This Cup Full?
Separating Solids
Spill Cleanup
From Many to One
Puzzle Challenge
Funnel Race
Greeting Card Cut-Ups
Pass the Purse
Bubbles Aloft
Rollers and Clunkers
Back Together Again
Go-Togethers
Adapting to Change-Transitions
Transitions
Pretend Places
Who Am I?
Musical Cues
Cues From Classics
Groovy Moves
Weather Walks
Butterfly Flutter
Wacky Walks
Roll Call
Rhyming Roll Call
Keeping Connected-Families as Partners
Families as Partners
Printed Labels
What We Did This Week
Second Time Around
Special Guest Day
Family Networking
Calendars
Communication Notes
Newsletters
Appendix
Theme Connections Charts
Songs, Chants, and Fingerplays
Games
Indexes
Theme Index
General Index

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